love this kid!

did i ever post about nic turning 8??? i know i started one, but i'm thinking i never finished... and that is just WRONG.

this kid just brings so much light to my life.
he is bright. fun. energetic. athletic.
what do i love most about him though?
he is kind.
he has a gentleness about him that melts me.
kids LOVE him~ all ages.
this long board was his "dream" birthday gift this year.
he has quite a collection of bruises and scars already from it.
but he's a champ on it... just like everything he tries to do.
there is nothing quite like an eight year old's smile.
the teeth represent the growing pains
and the constant changes that are occurring right under our noses.
he is growing up.
exploring. seeking. questioning. developing.
this kid is intentional. he always has a plan.
he is responsible and dependable
i admire him.
my prayer is that he won't become hard in this world.
that his kindness will stay.
that he will know the mercy and love of jesus.
that he will use his gifts for the benefit of others.

(we were there too;)

my sweet first born son.
there is no one like you~
and i am a better woman because you are in my life.